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Basic Occupational Health and Safety Awareness Training

Basic occupational health and safety awareness training — workers

1. (1) An employer shall ensure that a worker who performs work for the employer completes a basic occupational health and safety awareness training program that meets the requirements set out in subsection (3) as soon as practicable. O. Reg. 297/13, s. 1 (1).

(2) Subsection (1) does not apply if,

(a) the worker previously completed a basic occupational health and safety awareness training program and provides the employer with proof of completion of the training; and

(b) the employer verifies that the previous training meets the requirements set out in subsection (3). O. Reg. 297/13, s. 1 (2).

(3) A basic occupational health and safety awareness training program for workers must include instruction on the following:

1. The duties and rights of workers under the Act.

2. The duties of employers and supervisors under the Act.

3. The roles of health and safety representatives and joint health and safety committees under the Act.

4. The roles of the Ministry, the Workplace Safety and Insurance Board and entities designated under section 22.5 of the Act with respect to occupational health and safety.

5. Common workplace hazards.

6. The requirements set out in Regulation 860 (Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System (WHMIS)) with respect to information and instruction on hazardous products.

7. Occupational illness, including latency. O. Reg. 297/13, s. 1 (3); O. Reg. 191/19, s. 1.

Basic occupational health and safety awareness training — supervisors

2. (1) An employer shall ensure that a supervisor who performs work for the employer completes a basic occupational health and safety awareness training program that meets the requirements set out in subsection (3) within one week of performing work as a supervisor. O. Reg. 297/13, s. 2 (1).

(2) Subsection (1) does not apply if,

(a) the supervisor previously completed a basic occupational health and safety awareness training program and provides the employer with proof of completion of the training; and

(b) the employer verifies that the previous training meets the requirements set out in subsection (3). O. Reg. 297/13, s. 2 (2).

(3) A basic occupational health and safety awareness training program for supervisors must include instruction on the following:

1. The duties and rights of workers under the Act.

2. The duties of employers and supervisors under the Act.

3. The roles of health and safety representatives and joint health and safety committees under the Act.

4. The roles of the Ministry, the Workplace Safety and Insurance Board and entities designated under section 22.5 of the Act with respect to occupational health and safety.

5. How to recognize, assess and control workplace hazards, and evaluate those controls.

6. Sources of information on occupational health and safety. O. Reg. 297/13, s. 2 (3).